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Thursday - February 12, 2004

From: Dripping Springs, TX
Region: Select Region
Topic: Invasive Plants, Non-Natives
Title: Information on non-native, invasive pampas grass
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

Our neighborhood is doing a community landscaping project and pampas grass has been suggested. Is there a good article related to invasives that specifically mention pampas grass?

ANSWER:

The Nature conservancy's The Invasive Species Initiative website is a good place to learn more about Cortaderia jubata or Pampas Grass. See http://tncweeds.ucdavis.edu/esadocs/cortjuba.html

 

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